Yet, every now and again, even the classically versed Daimler restorers see something to make their eyes pop. Which is just what happened with the Mercedes-Benz 1912 that was brought into the workshop a few days ago from the Museum. In its day, the sublime classic car was a veritable luxury model. The wings are leather-covered and, to make sure that the illustrious passengers in the rear compartment did not freeze, the Daimler was equipped with floor heating. The exhaust gas was used to heat a system of pipes in the undercarriage – an absolute rarity to this day. Even so, Director Klaus Reichert confirms a trend that can be observed also at auction houses around the world: 'Demand for pre-war models is clearly on the wane. We, too, are noticing this.'